Well, it really has been awhile. Time to smarten up and get posting again. Hopefully this fresh new theme will help, the last one was getting pretty boring. I haven’t had much time to be on here since I’m working mostly 6 days a week and rest of the time I am driving in my brand spanking new Nissan Versa or running (at least trying to) so that I can one day run a marathon, no time like the present. The inspiration for a decent blog entry isn’t coming yet, maybe tomorrow.
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Metal Airplanes – Matthew Good
listening to the FOX all day at work has gotten me back into Matt Good and this is a great one
Yay. I feel all grown up and in the real world now.
Such a coincidence that I got it the day that my student loans were due to start being paid back. Now I have to save up for a car since it’s in a crappy area and I’m already sick of being harassed by bums. Anyone selling a cheap car that works well?
I was lucky enough to be there though unfortunately not as a guest. Got to see most of the Canucks though, didn’t reconize some without the uniforms on. The room looked pretty good and so did the men. Uh hem. I will stop there to avoid sounding puck bunnyish.
Full story and pics at canucks.com
video of Burrows Chouinard and Sabourin singing here
I just went curling for the first time in my life on Saturday. Who knew that something that looks so boring could actually be fun. Surprisingly it was quite a workout and now my muscles are aching from all that sweeping and sliding. We were on a team with 2 guys that knew what they were doing lucky enough. I was getting kind of worried at the beginning because one was pretty hardcore and it seemed like he really wanted to win the whole thing.
For the first game I didn’t bother with the whole sliding thing and just threw the rock without moving along with it. The second game I tried sliding and after falling on my butt once I got the hang of it and it was a lot more fun but those darn slider things sure are slippery..treacherous even! Three five end games were a bit much and a bit tiring since we had an hour and a half to wait between each one. I wouldn’t mind playing again but probably not anytime soon. My knee is all purple and swollen from banging it on the ice but I think I should survive.
My Grandmother died today, she was 82 and a month away from her 83rd birthday. I have no grandparents anymore, one generation completely gone from my family. This is a picture of her when she was 19 I believe, though I never knew her then I’m sure this is how she would want to be remembered.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints in snow,
I am the sunlight and ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift upflinging rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
Well that was fast. Only lasted 20mins I hope that isn’t a bad sign. I think I did as well as I could, there were maybe a few questions I should have answered differently but I hate thinking under pressure. Looks like it pays fairly decent but there are a lot of applicants.
At the very least it was good practice for something I might be doing a lot of in the next little while. Interviews along with public speaking and going to the dentist are definitley on the bottom of my list of fun things to do.
I was just about to give up on finding a degree related job and go back to looking for comfortable old server or receptionist jobs.
Then I got the call. Now I have a phone interview tomorrow, never done one of those before but I think it might be easier than an in person interview especially since my interview trousers are still sitting in my room (with beer that was spilt on them at a Christmas party) waiting to be taken to the dry cleaners. It just feels so good to finally be doing something. Even if I don’t get the job at least I will have tried and gotten some interview experience in the process. It’s funny how I was so unenthusiastic before but now that I have a chance to make an impression I’m really excited. I am so good how can they not hire me! Trying to build up that confidence. Doing my research now and I’m going to have notes ready. Wish me luck, I am actually really interested in this job.
When people ignore you completely and don’t want you in their life but then they keep reading your blog. Hmm.
Lily Allen – Alfie
Tried to find a good video from youtube to post but none of them are very good quality so the lyrics will just have to suffice.
Ooooo deary me,
My little brother’s in his bedroom smoking weed,
I tell him he should get up cos it’s nearly half past three
He can’t be bothered cos he’s high on THC.
I ask him very nicely if he’d like a cup of tea,
I can’t even see him cos his room is so smoky,
Don’t understand how one can watch so much TV,
My baby brother Alfie how I wish that you could see.
Oooooo I only say it cos I care,
So please can you stop pulling my hair.
Now, now there’s no need to swear,
Please don’t despair my dear Mon frere.
Ooooo Alfie get up it’s a brand new day,
I just can’t sit back and watch you waste your life away
You need to get a job because the bills need to get paid.
Get off your lazy arse,
Alfie please use your brain
Surely there’s some walls out there that you can go and spray,
I’m feeling guilty for leading you astray,
Now how the hell do you ever expect that you’ll get laid,
When all you do is stay and play on your computer games?
Oh little brother please refrain from doing that,
I’m trying to help you out so can you stop being a twat.
It’s time that you and I sat down and had a little chat,
And look me in the eyes take off that stupid fitted cap.
Please don’t despair
Please don’t despair